The New Deal, Roosevelt

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  • The New Deal- Roosevelt
    • Government spent billions trying to get the USA out of depression
    • Roosevelt's aims were: -to provide relief for those in need, -rebuild confidence in banks and in shares, -and to get people working again
    • The Hundred Days: a period in 1933 when the USA passed a lot of emergency laws
      • LOOK AT TIMELINE OF NEW DEAL POLICIES BY ROOSEVELT
        • Alphabet Agencies: agencies set up to tackle particular problems
    • Alphabet Agencies: agencies set up to tackle particular problems
    • LOOK AT FOR/AGAINST TABLE FOR THE NEW DEAL!!
    • The Second New Deal
      • Social Security Act- old age pensions and unemployment benefit
      • Wagner Act- replaced NRA. Employees were allowed to join a trade union if they wanted to.
      • Works Progress Administration (WPA)- funded more work programmes
      • Resettlement Act- built housing for the homeless in towns and countryside.
    • In 1935 the Supreme Court ruled some New Deal acts and agencies unconstitutional and against the law (such as NRA and AAA). The Supreme Court was mostly anti-Roosevelt and were Republican judges who were old men
      • Roosevelt tried to pack the Court with his own supporters but this was defeated in Congress. However, as judges died or retired he replaced them with his supporters.
    • LOOK AT TABLE FOR ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROBLEMS WITH THE NEW DEAL
    • Roosevelt's aims were the 3R's... Relief. Recovery. Reform.

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